MASTER’S DEGREE IN HISTORY EDUCATION


PROGRAM NAME: Master's Degree in History Education


General Office of Professions (DGP) code: 

Typical time to degree: 4 semesters

Credits: 100

Degree conferred: Master in History Teaching

Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

 


DESCRIPTION OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM


General Objective

To prepare history teachers who are capable of responding to current educational issues based on teaching interventions.

Specific Objectives

For students:

  • To learn and apply social, cultural, and regional approaches to history, particularly environmental history trends and present-day history.
  • To identify the differences between general teaching approaches and approaches for teaching history.
  • To learn about the contributions of recent learning theories for educational intervention.
  • To acquire the ability to teach history using different teaching strategies.
  • To design and organize the development of learning situations.
  • To propose mechanisms for evaluating teaching and learning processes with a formative approach.
  • To plan the processes for teaching and learning history according to the constructivist approach.

 


WHAT COMPETENCIES WILL I HAVE ACQUIRED BY THE END OF THIS PROGRAM?


Graduate Profile

Knowledge:

a) Graduates will update their knowledge of World History as well as the history of Mexico and Sonora, taking into consideration the most recent historiographical perspectives.

b) They will reinforce their knowledge of learning theories and the teaching approaches for history.

c) They will have a critical perspective on the concepts of time and space in History, the relationship between the past and the present and the transformation of landscapes.

d) They will have theoretical and methodological tools for investigating the problems inherent to teaching history.

Skills:

a) They will teach history from a critical perspective, based on up-to-date teaching and historiographical positions.

b) They will design relevant and appropriate teaching strategies to generate meaningful learning environments in the classroom.

c) They will be more aware of the problems that exist when teaching history.

Attitudes and values:

a) They will have a clear understanding of the relevance of history in the integral preparation of students at different levels of education, particularly at the high school level. This relevance has been historically confirmed in several educational policies in Mexico.

b) They will associate the teaching of history with commitment to the present social reality and trends of historical change.

c) They will accept responsibility for their commitment to promote innovation in educational practice through research into emerging issues.

 


PLAN OF STUDIES


Curriculum Map

Course list

Required Courses

Teaching Approaches and Learning Theories

History and Historiography

History Teaching Seminar: Issues, Approaches and Studies

History Teaching Approaches

Historical Issues

History Teaching Seminar: Project Design

History Teaching Seminar: Assessment

Teaching History Seminar: An Intervention Proposal

Elective Courses

Teaching planning of a Competency-based Program

Assessing Learning

Sociology of Education

Teaching Approaches, Time and Space

History and ICT Teaching Approaches

Historiographic Speeches and Textbooks

World History

History of Mexico

History of Sonora

Education and Public Policy in Mexico

Present Time History

Environmental History

Cultural History

Qualitative Methods and Techniques

Quantitative Methods and Techniques

Documentary Research and Audiovisual Production

Writing Academic Texts

Critical Thinking

 


LINES OF GENERATION AND APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROGRAM


1. Theory and curriculum development, teaching approaches and evaluation

2. History Education: Themes and Research Methodologies

 


CORE FACULTY


Full-Time Faculty

Name

 LGAC

Email

Juan Manuel Romero Gil

2 jromero@sociales.uson.mx

Gustavo Lorenzana Durán

2 glorenzana@sociales.uson.mx

Hiram Félix Rosas

2

hiram.felix@unison.mx

Dante Alberto Alcántara Bojorge

1 dante.alcantara@unison.mx

Daniel Kent Carrasco 

1

daniel.kent@unison.mx

Luz Bertila Galindo

1

lgalindo@sociales.uson.mx

 

Part-time Faculty

Name

 LGAC

Email

Joan Pagès Blanch 

1 joan.pages@uab.cat

Ana Elena Zavala Freire

1 azavala@claeh.edu.uy

Marco Antonio Landavazo Arias

2 marcolandavazo@yahoo.com.mx

 Erika Pani Bano

2

epani@colmex.mx

Dení Trejo Barajas

2

dtrejo.tla@gmail.com

Elva Rivera Gómez

2 elva.rivera@gmail.com

Paulina Latapí Escalante 

1 platapik@prodigy.net.mx

Heidy Anhely Zúñiga Amaya

1 heidy.zuniga@uabc.edu.mx

Claudia Rocío Rivera Kisines

1 riverakisines@gmail.com

María Elda Rivera Calvo

1 rivereld@gmail.com

Edna Lucía García Rivera

1 lucia_ah@hotmail.com

Pamela del Carmen Corella Romero

1 pamelaco78@gmail.com

HOW DO I ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?


Entrance requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in History, Basic Education, High School Education and other related subjects. The Academic Committee will evaluate the acceptance of professionals from other fields who currently teach History.
  • Pass your bachelor degree studies with an overall grade point average of 80 or higher.
  • Pass the CENEVAL (EXANI-III) Graduate School Entrance Exam with a minimum score of 1000.
  • Submit a general proposal of the final work in accordance with the modalities offered by the Master's Program in History Education.
  • Positive evaluation in an interview with the Academic Committee.
  • For foreign students, FM2 or FM9 visa.

Applicant Profile

Applicants shall have the following:

Knowledge

They will preferably have experience teaching history.

Skills

  • They will be able to analytically and critically read articles and books specialized in History and Social Sciences.
  • They will have the skills for writing reviews, document analysis and social and historical research articles.
  • They will know how to use word processors, spreadsheets, presentation software and strategies to search for specific information on the Internet.
  • They will have oral and written communication skills, as well as comprehension of academic materials in English.

Attitudes

  • They will be interested in history education related issues.
  • They will demonstrate the discipline for academic work.
  • They will be interested in studying social issues and phenomena from a historical perspective.

 


WHAT DO I NEED TO GRADUATE?


Graduation requirements

To obtain the Master’s Degree the following is required:

  • Successfully complete all the course credits and comply with the other requirements established in the corresponding graduate program;
  • Certify a level three in the English language with certificate issued by the department of foreign languages at the University of Sonora or other institution endorsed by the Academic Committee for the Master’s program.
  • Successfully pass the comprehensive exams in their written and oral components before an ex-professo appointed committee.
  • Comply with the provisions and requirements required by the Department of Academic Services for the issuance of the degree.

 

Degree Options

Thesis

Individual written work (minimum 60 pages, maximum 80) in which one of the following topics is developed critically with methodological rigor:

      a. Analysis of education policies in Mexico and their impact on teaching, particularly in regard to the field of history education.

      b. Critical analysis of programs and contents in the subject of History in its different areas (History of Mexico, world, regional history).

      c. Critical analysis of the teaching strategies used for history education.

      d. Research results on teaching practices in teaching and learning history.

Professional Activity Report

Individual written work (minimum 50 pages, maximum 70) in which a critical evaluation of one's own teaching practice in the field of history education is developed. It should also include a well-founded proposal to improve history education.

Final project

Individual written work in which one of the following proposals is developed:

     a. Preparation of teaching material focused on teaching History at the different educational levels (minimum 30 pages, maximum 50).

     b. Innovation in teaching history using information and communication technologies (minimum 30 pages, maximum 50).

 


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STUDY THIS DEGREE?


Cost of the National Graduate School Entrance Exam (EXANI-III)

The applicant registration fee to study at the University of Sonora is published every year along with the new student admission announcement. See last year's information: www.meh.uson.mx

 

Enrollment and tuition fees

Pursuant to the Fee Regulations, at the time they enroll in one of the University of Sonora’s graduate degree programs, students must pay all corresponding fees based on the current minimum wage in the city of Hermosillo. See last year's information: fees and discounts by course  http://www.serviciosescolares.uson.mx

 


FURTHER INFORMATION


Dr. Hiram Félix Rosas

Program Coordinator

Blvd. Luis Encinas y Rosales s/n Col. Centro, C.P. 83000, Edificio 9A. Hermosillo, Sonora, México.

meh@unison.mx  

Tel: +52 (662) 2592131

www.meh.uson.mx